In this article are outlined best of the best natural beauty tips to take care of your dry skin.
For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. The primary reason your skin becomes dry is all about impairment. What happens is that the outer layers of skin lose their ability to maintain normal moisture levels. Out of the numerous skin types that we have, dry skin is easily the most problematic. It needs constant and regular moisturizing, and the moisturizers need to be oily enough or the skin will dry up really soon.
Most skin products that are suited for dry skin are extremely expensive because they come with fortifying oils and added beauty benefits. Thus, homemade beauty tips and home remedies are the way to go. Not only are they cost effective, but they are also readily available, extremely efficient and reusable.
You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.
Chocolate is a delicacy but it is more than a confection. Lathering melted chocolate onto skin makes the skin soft and supple and gives it the glow that dry skin lacks. To make a chocolate pack – five tablespoons of cocoa powder, five tablespoons of honey, two spoonfuls of maize flour and two tablespoons of mashed avocado are mixed thoroughly. This pack can be applied to dry skin daily and washed off after half an hour with luke warm water.
Protection is key
We’ve discussed at great length the importance of sun care products for the face and body. The damage caused by the UVA and UVB rays not only burn our skin, but also contribute to aging. The signs of aging are not pretty and include fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, skin roughness and dryness. Yes, dryness! It’s important to wear sunscreen products year round, not just in the summer.
Oil has cleansing properties that are extremely beneficial to dry skin. Applying castor oil to dry skin repairs the damage caused to it in winter. Mixing together 3 parts of olive oil and 1 part of castor oil and applying this mixture over your face helps repair the flaky skin. Warming the oil beforehand makes it more effective. After applying, take a wash cloth or a towel and warm it. Place it over the face and leave it till the oil is soaked in by the skin. This makes the skin smooth and soft. Castor oil penetrates the skin up to three layers more than any other oil.
Ask for Help
If drugstore lotions, creams, and ointments aren’t doing the trick, talk to a dermatologist. These doctors are trained in skin care and can assess your situation, troubleshoot problems, and suggest products for your skin care needs. Your dermatologist may prescribe a special cream if your skin requires it.
You have probably seen the advice to exfoliate dry skin. This removes the dead skin, preventing infection and allowing moisturizing products to absorb properly. This is good advice but you should follow it carefully. You don’t want to exfoliate too often, first of all. Once or twice a week can be plenty, especially for sensitive areas like the face. You also shouldn’t use harsh exfoliants, like a loofah or pumice stone. Instead, baking soda paste or a clean washcloth will get the job done without causing damage.